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Chants Democratic

New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850, 20th Anniversary Edition

Sean Wilentz

Since its publication in 1984, Chants Democratic has endured as a classic narrative on labor and the rise of American democracy. In it, Sean Wilentz explores the dramatic social and intellectual changes that accompanied early industrialization in New York. He provides a panoramic chronicle of New York City's labor strife, social movements, and poli...
Publish Date
October 7
First Published in 1984
Goodreads rating
Jan 23, 2020
@yeselson @NicholasGuyatt Basically agree on all this thread. And Sean's career arc is remarkable. I mean, Chants Democratic is an incredibly important book. I agree on the accusation of Ahabism, though I do think his critics here undermine themselves by digging on the causes of the rev argument.      source